Reports of child labour are still rife in the country despite enhanced surveillance and strict legal framework. However, in Vihiga county and away from prying eyes school going children have been forced to eke a living by working in gold mines.
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Fuel Marking Division The Government of Guyana, through the Agency, contracted Biocode, a UK-based company, to offer appropriate technology in the fight against fuel smuggling. Biocode subsequently merged with a US-based company to form Authentix which presently provides technology and consumables required to add covert chemical markers to domestic fuels and test for such markers in various parts of the country. The Fuel Marking Division, established in November, 2003, is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that all gasoline, diesel and kerosene are properly marked at a known concentration at all legitimate import points. The fuel is then tested at various sites across the country to determine the presence of the markers. A concentration different from what was added at the point of import would provide evidence that the fuel has been adulterated. The functions and responsibilities of this Division, among others, are: To mark gasoline, diesel and kerosene; To sample gasoline, diesel and kerosene; and To test gasoline, diesel and kerosene. These are ongoing processes for this division, performed in accordance with the Guyana Energy Agency Act 1997 as amended by the Guyana Energy Agency (Amendment) Act 2004, Guyana Energy Agency (Amendment) Act 2005, and the Petroleum and Petroleum Products Regulations 2004. This Division consists of several sections viz- marking, inspecting, laboratory, accounts and information technology.
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WORLD EXCLUSIVE: What would you risk for freedom? Dateline journeys through one of the world’s most dangerous jungles, a route populated by drug traffickers, bandits and migrants searching for a new beginning. Part 1 of 2. Dateline reporters scour the globe to bring you a world of daring stories. Our reputation is for fearless and provocative reporting. Australia's beloved, award winning and longest running international current affairs program. https://www.sbs.com.au/news/dateline https://www.facebook.com/DatelineSBS/
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*Tanzania opposition party, the Alliance for Democratic Change (ACT-Wazalendo) said it would table in Parliament a motion of no confidence against President John Magufuli in the event of some Tanzanians dying of hunger.* The ACT Wazalendo party leader Zitto Kabwe disclosed this during a campaign rally for Kijichi Ward councillor's seat. Kabwe said President Magufuli would become the first country's Head of State to face a vote of no confidence in Parliament should people die for lack of food. … READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2017/01/16/we-will-pass-vote-of-no-confidence-against-magufuli-tanzania-opposition-leader Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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Man Grabs Giant Anaconda by the Tail. A group of fishermen tried several times to drag and pull a massive anaconda out of the water from their boat. The footage has got them in a bit of trouble recently because the careless act has been ruled in violation of wildlife protection laws. Does this constitute a criminal act and if so what do you think the penalty should be? Report via O Correio News (Portuguese): http://goo.gl/BdrDA6 Music: Intro: Brett Donnelly - Action Sting http://goo.gl/v7gaV Soundtrack: Youtube Music Library
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Watch this dance video from Uganda, Africa for French Montana Feat. Swae Lee's "Unforgettable." Download "Unforgettable" here on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/unforgettable-feat-swae-lee-single/id1221643844 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1udLKdsDr7GRmJU6Cxyt7j Message from French Montana: "I was on YouTube listening to music from one of my favorite African artists Cheb Hasni and found this video of these kids dancing barefoot in the mud and on rocks. No complaining or pain just so much joy in the music and dancing. I watched with “Unforgettable” playing in the background and it hit me! Their moves went to the tempo and it was almost like God planned it! It inspired me to go find them in Uganda. My team and I searched and we found them. When we arrived, it was so sad for me to find out that one of the kids in the video died before I got to meet him, and my favorite girl Patricia had just woken up from a 2 week coma. But it did not stop her from coming to the set and dancing barefooted with the others. These kids made my experience in Uganda #UNFORGETTABLE" SUBSCRIBE to the Official WorldStarHipHop Channel for more original WorldStar material, music video premieres, and more: http://goo.gl/jl4las More WorldstarHipHop: http://worldstarhiphop.com https://twitter.com/worldstar (Follow) https://fb.com/worldstarhiphop (Like) http://instagram.com/worldstar (Photos) http://shop.worldstarhiphop.com (Shop)
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And here's what it sounds like if you have your babel fish in your ear translating for you. Video by Andrew Grantham: http://facebook.com/klaatu42 -- twitter: http://twitter.com/talkinganimals Don't forget, this is a translation of the original video (with permission!) by TheCatsPyjaaaamas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3U0udLH974 And now, a talking Canadian Border Beaver: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sekLEG8xsOs&feature=channel_page
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In Gabon, a country without a culture of civic engagement, Marc Ona led efforts to publicly expose the unlawful agreements behind a huge mining project threatening the sensitive ecosystems of Gabons equatorial rainforests. Onas efforts led to an unprecedented victory for civil society in Gabon, with the government adopting new environmental oversight regulations and significantly reducing the size of the mining concession. The Goldman Environmental Prize is the world's largest award for grassroots environmentalists. Awarded annually since 1990, the Prize is given to environmental heroes from the six continental regions of Africa, Asia, Islands & Island Nations, Europe, North America and South & Central America. The Prize is announced in April every year, to coincide with the international celebration of Earth Day. It includes a trip to San Francisco to accept the cash award of $150,000 per winner. Recipients receive a bronze sculpture that interprets the crosscultural motif of a snake with its tail in its mouth. Known as the ouroboros, this symbol is associated with nature's powers of renewal. The purpose of the Prize is to recognize sustained and significant efforts to preserve the natural environment, including, but not limited to, protecting endangered ecosystems and species combating destructive development projects; promoting sustainability; influencing environmental policies;and striving for environmental justice. Learn more at http://www.goldmanprize.org
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NEO DevCon 2019 DAY 1 Live Streaming 2019/02/16 Timestamps: 6:42 The Promise of the Smart Economy - Da Hongfei, Founder 42:35 Possible Improvements in NEO 3.0 - Erik Zhang, Founder 1:04:25 NEO Global Growth - Zhao Chen, General Manager, NGD --- Break --- 1:44:44 Blockchain for Digital Transformation - Drew Gude, Managing Director, Microsoft Digital Worldwide 2:06:48 Big Trend in Blockchain - Miha Kralj, Managing Director, Accenture 2:23:42 Regulator’s Perspective in Blockchain - Dr. Joseph Williams, ICT Industry Sector Lead 2:37:00 Blockchain Use Cases and Enterprise Needs on the Microsoft Platform - Pablo Junco, Director, Worldwide Apps Solutions Strategy, Microsoft --- Break --- 4:01:43 NEO Protocol Quality Assurance - Peter Lin, R&D Director, NGD 4:23:35 NEO Developer Guide - Longfei Wang - Software Developer, NGD 4:35:25 Seraph ID – Self-sovereign Identity on NEO - Waldemar Scherer, Head of Enterprise Blockchain 4:54:50 Panel: About Decentralization - Waldemar Scherer; Fabio C.Canesin; Peter Lin; Douwe van de Ruit 5:18:00 Many Ways to Double Spend Your Cryptocurrency - Dr. Zhiniang Peng, Security Researcher, Qihoo 360 5:34:40 Building Trustworthy Blockchain Ecosystems - Dr. Ronghui Gu, Certik, CEO 6:09:51 XLang - Harry Pierson, Program Manager for Xlang, Microsoft 6:30:08 Panel: How to Expand Developer Communities - Brett Rhodes ("Edgegasm") et al. 6:55:00 Cryptoeconomics and the Future of the Global Economy - Dr. Chris Berg, Senior Research fellow, RMIT 7:12:40 NEO.GAME - Blockchain Game One Stop Solution - John Wang, Ecosystem Growth Manager, NGD 7:26:52 NEO Friends Initiative - Tamar Salant, Ecosystem Growth Manager, NGD For more info, please visit: https://devcon.neo.org/
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Hey love You say you need someone To be there for you To love you all night long huh It's kinda funny but I don't think you have to look no further Because I'm right here And I'm ready To do all the things your man won't do Tell me what kind of man Would treat his woman so cold Treat you like you're nothin' When you're worth more than gold Girl to me you're like a diamond I love the way you shine A hundred million dollar treasure I'll give the world to make you mine [La, la, la, la, la] I'll put a string a pearls right in your hand Make love on a beach of jet black sand Outside in the rain we can do it all night Out to tour the places he would not And some you never knew would get you hot Nothin' is forbidden when we touch Baby, I wanna do All of the things your man won't do I'll do them for you (Whoa) Baby, I wanna do (Hey) All of (All of) the things your man won't do (Every little thing) I'll do them for you (Yeah) I'll take you out on a night cruise On a yacht, just can't lose Cause we got a lot to look forward to 1-2, what ya gonna do What good is a diamond nobody can see it I hear he got you on lock down But I got the master key, yeah [La, la, la, la, la] I'll light a thousand candles all around Show me to the subway, I'll go down Nothin' can be sweeter than the sound of makin' love Baby, when I start I just can't stop I'll love you from the bottom to the top Nothin' is forbidden when we touch Baby (Baby), I wanna do (Hey...) All of the things your man won't do (Every little) I'll do them for you (Ooh...) Baby, I wanna do (I wanna do, yeah) All of the things your man won't do (Oh) I'll do them for you (Yeah) And oh...oh...yeah...yeah...oh, yeah Oh [La, la, la, la, la] I'll light a thousand candles all around Show me to the subway, I'll go down Nothin' can be sweeter than the sound of makin' love Baby, when I start I just can't stop I'll love you from the bottom to the top Nothin' is forbidden when we touch, ooh , yeah Baby, I wanna do (Oh) All of the things your man won't do (I'm gonna, I'm gonna, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh) I'll do them for you (Ho) Baby (Baby), I wanna do (I wanna do) All of the things your man won't do (And oh, yeah) I'll do them for you Ooh, I got a jones in my bones for you There ain't a damn thing that I won't do I'll make your body cream with my sex machine I won't stop until I hear your mother scream Baby, I wanna do (I wanna do) All of the things your man won't do (Whoa, oh, oh, ho, ah, yeah, yeah, hmm) I'll do them for you Baby, I wanna do (Wanna do) All of the things your man won't do (Yeah, whoa...whoa...) I'll do them for you (I wanna do it for you, baby) Baby, I wanna do All of the (Oh, whoa) things your man won't do I'll do them for you Baby (Oh, yeah), I wanna do All of the things your man won't do (Oh, yeah, oh, yeah) I'll do them for you Baby, I wanna do All of the things your man won't do I'll do them for you Disclaimer copyright infringement not intended
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Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the Museum of Anthropology. "Assert, Defend, Take Space: Aboriginal Youth Conference on Identity, Activism and Film" was a day-long conference on issues of concern to Aboriginal youth. Artists from the Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth exhibition were joined by young filmmakers and activists from across Canada. Building off of the screened films, panelists discussed themes of youth identity and politics, the objectification of Indigenous women, and environmentalism and youth activism. "Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth"" is an exhibition that looked at the diverse ways urban Aboriginal youth are asserting their identity and affirming their relationship to both urban spaces and ancestral territories. Unfiltered and unapologetic, over 20 young artists from across Canada, the US, and around the world define what it really means to be an urban Aboriginal youth today. In doing so they challenge centuries of stereotyping and assimilation policies.This exhibit will leave visitors with the understanding that today's urban Aboriginal youth are not only acutely aware of the ongoing impacts of colonization, but are also creatively engaging with decolonizing movements through new media, film, fashion, photography, painting, performance, creative writing and traditional art forms. Artists in the exhibition include Alison Bremner (Tlingit), Deanna Bittern (Ojibwe), Jamie Blankenship-Attig (Nlaka’pamux, Secwepemc, Nez Perce, Muskoday Cree), Kelli Clifton (Tsimshian), Jeneen Frei Njootli (Vuntut Gwitchin), Ippiksaut Friesen (Inuit), Clifton Guthrie (Tsimshian), Cody Lecoy (Okanagan/Esquimalt), Arizona Leger (Fijian, Samoan, Tongan, Maori), Danielle Morsette (Stó:lō /Suquamish), Ellena Neel (Kwakwaka'wakw/Ahousaht), Zach Soakai (Tongan, Samoan), Diamond Point (Musqueam), Crystal Smith de Molina (Git’ga’at), Nola Naera (Maori), Kelsey Sparrow (Musqueam/Anishinabe), Cole Speck (Kwakwaka'wakw), Rose Stiffarm ((Siksika Blackfoot, Chippewa Cree, Tsartlip Saanich, Cowichan, A'aninin, Nakoda, French, & Scottish), Taleetha Tait (Wet’suwet’en), Marja Bål Nango (Sámi, Norway), Harry Brown (Kwakwaka'wakw), Anna McKenzie (Opaskwayak Cree, Manitoba), Sarah Yankoo (Austrian, Scottish, Algonquin, Irish and Romanian), Raymond Caplin (Mi’gmac), Emilio Wawatie (Anishanabe) and the Northern Collection (Toombz/Shane Kelsey [Mohawk], and the Curse/Cory Golder [Mi’maq]). Also included are works from the Urban Native Youth Association, Musqueam youth and the Native Youth Program. The exhibition was curated by Pam Brown (Heiltsuk Nation), Curator, Pacific Northwest, and Curatorial Assistant Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (Blackfoot, Blood Reserve/Sami, northern Norway).
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Pathways to Energy Independence: Hydraulic Fracturing and Other New Technologies (Part 2 of 4) - House Oversight Committee - 2011-05-06 - House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The Full Committee Field Hearing entitled, "Pathways to Energy Independence: Hydraulic Fracturing and Other New Technologies" will take place at 10:00amPST on Friday, May 6th at the Kern County Board of Supervisors Chamber, located at 1115 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301. Witnesses: The Honorable Shannon Grove, Assemblywoman, 32nd Assembly District of California; Rock Zierman, Chief Executive Officer, California Independent Petroleum Association; Tupper Hull, VP Strategic Communications, Western States Petroleum Association; William Whitsitt, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Devon Energy; Steve Layton, President, E and B Natural Resources. Video provided by U.S. House of Representatives.
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Breaking News Philippines Latest PHILIPPINES NEWS DUTERTE August 8, 2017
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Malawi 00:03:30 1 History 00:10:37 2 Government and politics 00:14:37 2.1 Administrative divisions 00:14:51 2.2 Foreign relations 00:17:59 2.3 Human rights 00:19:55 3 Geography 00:22:36 3.1 Flora and fauna 00:23:36 4 Economy 00:27:09 4.1 Agriculture and industry 00:31:55 4.2 Infrastructure 00:33:59 5 Science and technology 00:34:08 5.1 Research trends 00:35:29 5.2 Policy framework 00:39:10 5.3 Achievements 00:40:46 6 Demographics 00:42:18 6.1 Urbanization 00:42:27 6.2 Religion 00:43:56 6.3 Health 00:46:56 6.4 Education 00:49:21 7 Military 00:50:05 8 Culture 00:52:37 8.1 Sports 00:53:06 8.2 Cuisine 00:53:47 9 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Malawi (, or ; Chichewa: [maláβi] or [maláwi]), officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west. Malawi is over 118,000 km2 (45,560 sq mi) with an estimated population of 18,091,575 (as at July 2016). Lake Malawi takes up about a third of Malawi's area. Its capital is Lilongwe, which is also Malawi's largest city; the second largest is Blantyre, the third is Mzuzu and the fourth largest is its old capital Zomba. The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name of the Nyanja people that inhabit the area. The country is also nicknamed "The Warm Heart of Africa".The part of Africa now known as Malawi was settled by migrating Bantu groups around the 10th century. Centuries later in 1891 the area was colonised by the British. In 1953 Malawi, then known as Nyasaland, a protectorate of the United Kingdom, became a protectorate within the semi-independent Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. The Federation was dissolved in 1963. In 1964 the protectorate over Nyasaland was ended and Nyasaland became an independent country under Queen Elizabeth II with the new name Malawi. Two years later it became a republic. Upon gaining independence it became a totalitarian one-party state under the presidency of Hastings Banda, who remained president until 1994. Malawi has a democratic, multi-party government headed by an elected president, currently Arthur Peter Mutharika. The country has a Malawian Defence Force that includes an army, a navy and an air wing. Malawi's foreign policy is pro-Western and includes positive diplomatic relations with most countries and participation in several international organisations, including the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), and the African Union (AU). Malawi is among the world's least-developed countries. The economy is heavily based in agriculture, with a largely rural population. The Malawian government depends heavily on outside aid to meet development needs, although this need (and the aid offered) has decreased since 2000. The Malawian government faces challenges in building and expanding the economy, improving education, healthcare, environmental protection, and becoming financially independent amidst widespread overpopulation and unemployment. Since 2005, Malawi has developed several programs that focus on these issues, and the country's outlook appears to be improving, with a rise in the economy, education and healthcare seen in 2007 and 2008. Malawi has a low life expectancy and high infant mortality. There is a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, which is a drain on the labour force and government expenditures. There is a diverse population of native peoples, Asians and Europeans, with several languages spoken and an array of religious beliefs. Although there was periodic regional conflict fuelled in part by ethnic divisions in the past, by 2008 it had diminished considerably and the concept of a Malawian nationality had re-emerged.
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My advice is this: Settle! That's right. Don't worry about passion or intense connection. Don't nix a guy based on his annoying habit of yelling "Bravo!" in movie theaters. Overlook his halitosis or abysmal sense of aesthetics. Because if you want to have the infrastructure in place to have a family, settling is the way to go. Based on my observations, in fact, settling will probably make you happier in the long run, since many of those who marry with great expectations become more disillusioned with each passing year. (It's hard to maintain that level of zing when the conversation morphs into discussions about who's changing the diapers or balancing the checkbook.) Obviously, I wasn't always an advocate of settling. In fact, it took not settling to make me realize that settling is the better option, and even though settling is a rampant phenomenon, talking about it in a positive light makes people profoundly uncomfortable. Whenever I make the case for settling, people look at me with creased brows of disapproval or frowns of disappointment, the way a child might look at an older sibling who just informed her that Jerry's Kids aren't going to walk, even if you send them money. It's not only politically incorrect to get behind settling, it's downright un-American. Our culture tells us to keep our eyes on the prize (while our mothers, who know better, tell us not to be so picky), and the theme of holding out for true love (whatever that is—look at the divorce rate) permeates our collective mentality. Even situation comedies, starting in the 1970s with The Mary Tyler Moore Show and going all the way to Friends, feature endearing single women in the dating trenches, and there's supposed to be something romantic and even heroic about their search for true love. Of course, the crucial difference is that, whereas the earlier series begins after Mary has been jilted by her fiancé, the more modern-day Friends opens as Rachel Green leaves her nice-guy orthodontist fiancé at the altar simply because she isn't feeling it. But either way, in episode after episode, as both women continue to be unlucky in love, settling starts to look pretty darn appealing. Mary is supposed to be contentedly independent and fulfilled by her newsroom family, but in fact her life seems lonely. Are we to assume that at the end of the series, Mary, by then in her late 30s, found her soul mate after the lights in the newsroom went out and her work family was disbanded? If her experience was anything like mine or that of my single friends, it's unlikely. And while Rachel and her supposed soul mate, Ross, finally get together (for the umpteenth time) in the finale of Friends, do we feel confident that she'll be happier with Ross than she would have been had she settled down with Barry, the orthodontist, 10 years earlier? She and Ross have passion but have never had long-term stability, and the fireworks she experiences with him but not with Barry might actually turn out to be a liability, given how many times their relationship has already gone up in flames. It's equally questionable whether Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw, who cheated on her kindhearted and generous boyfriend, Aidan, only to end up with the more exciting but self-absorbed Mr. Big, will be better off in the framework of marriage and family. (Some time after the breakup, when Carrie ran into Aidan on the street, he was carrying his infant in a Baby Björn. Can anyone imagine Mr. Big walking around with a Björn?)
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_reactions_to_the_2012_United_States_presidential_election 00:00:51 1 States 01:16:14 2 International organizations 01:18:18 3 Financial markets 01:19:30 4 Media 01:30:16 5 Individuals 01:31:15 6 Others 01:36:22 7 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= As a result of incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama's re-election victory over Mitt Romney, reaction emanated from across the world including states and other institutions. Several U.S. embassies around the world held mock elections and hosted parties in watching the final result trickle through. Obama made his first foreign trip after the election day success at the end of November when he visited Cambodia for the 2012 ASEAN summit amidst his foreign policy outlook shift to East Asia. On the same trip, he became the first ever U.S. president to visit Myanmar. Global popular sentiment was generally in favor of Obama with the exception of Chile, Pakistan and, speculatively, Iran. Financial markets responded with mixed reactions to the result while the international news media reacted to specific issues surrounding the election.
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Pacific Northwest Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The Pacific Northwest (PNW), sometimes referred to as Cascadia, is a geographic region in western North America bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and (loosely) by the Cascade Mountain Range on the east. Though no official boundary exists, the most common conception includes the Canadian province of British Columbia and the U.S. states of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Broader conceptions reach north into Southeast Alaska and Yukon, south into northern California, and east of the Continental Divide to include Western Montana and parts of Wyoming. Narrower conceptions may be limited to the northwestern US, or to the coastal areas west of the Cascade and Coast mountains. The variety of definitions can be attributed to partially overlapping commonalities of the region's history, culture, geography, society, and other factors. The Northwest Coast is the coastal region of the Pacific Northwest, and the Northwest Plateau (also commonly known as "the Interior" in British Columbia and the Inland Empire in the United States) is the inland region. The term "Pacific Northwest" should not be confused with the Northwest Territory (also known as the Great Northwest, a historical term in the United States) or the Northwest Territories of Canada. The region's largest metropolitan areas are Greater Seattle, Washington, with 3.8 million people; Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, with 2.5 million people; and Greater Portland, Oregon, with 2.4 million people.A key aspect of the Pacific Northwest is the US–Canada international border, which the United States and the United Kingdom established at a time when the region's inhabitants were composed mostly of indigenous peoples. The border—in two sections, along the 49th parallel south of British Columbia and the Alaska Panhandle west of northern British Columbia—has had a powerful effect on the region. According to Canadian historian Ken Coates, the border has not merely influenced the Pacific Northwest—rather, "the region's history and character have been determined by the boundary".
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: China Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion. Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area, depending on the source consulted. Governed by the Communist Party of China, the state exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Chongqing), and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau. China emerged as one of the world's earliest civilizations, in the fertile basin of the Yellow River in the North China Plain. For millennia, China's political system was based on hereditary monarchies, or dynasties, beginning with the semi-legendary Xia dynasty in 21st century BCE. Since then, China has expanded, fractured, and re-unified numerous times. In the 3rd century BCE, the Qin unified core China and established the first Chinese empire. The succeeding Han dynasty, which ruled from 206 BC until 220 AD, saw some of the most advanced technology at that time, including papermaking and the compass, along with agricultural and medical improvements. The invention of gunpowder and movable type in the Tang dynasty (618–907) and Northern Song (960–1127) completed the Four Great Inventions. Tang culture spread widely in Asia, as the new maritime Silk Route brought traders to as far as Mesopotamia and Horn of Africa. Dynastic rule ended in 1912 with the Xinhai Revolution, when a republic replaced the Qing dynasty. The Chinese Civil War resulted in a division of territory in 1949, when the Communist Party of China established the People's Republic of China, a unitary one-party sovereign state on Mainland China, while the Kuomintang-led government retreated to the island of Taiwan. The political status of Taiwan remains disputed. Since the introduction of economic reforms in 1978, China's economy has been one of the world's fastest-growing with annual growth rates consistently above 6 percent. As of 2016, it is the world's second-largest economy by nominal GDP and largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). China is also the world's largest exporter and second-largest importer of goods. China is a recognized nuclear weapons state and has the world's largest standing army and second-largest defense budget. The PRC is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council as it replaced the ROC in 1971, as well as an active global partner of ASEAN Plus mechanism. China is also a leading member of numerous formal and informal multilateral organizations, including the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), WTO, APEC, BRICS, the BCIM, and the G20. China is a great power and a major regional power within Asia, and has been characterized as a potential superpower.
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